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8 Things to Consider When Hiring a Siding Company
Hiring a siding company shouldn’t be a stressful and difficult time. You have enough on your plate every day without the extra burden of finding a good siding contractor. It should be simple. There are a few things you should remember to look for in an excellent siding company that we have listed below. So, when you are collecting three quotes from contractors, check out the following on them as well.
What to Look for in an Excellent Siding Company
Proof of Insurance and Licensing – When allowing anyone to work on your property, it is paramount they have the proper insurance and licenses. This protects you in the event of an accident on your property. The contractor should have general liability and workers’ compensation insurance.
Don’t be afraid to ask to see proof of insurance. Any reputable siding company will be able to present a certificate of insurance.
They should also be able to provide all necessary licenses to work in your area. Licenses differ from municipality to municipality. Licensing means the contractor has competency to know when and where building permits are required so you don’t run into legal issues later.
Look for Reviews and Referrals – Check out the siding company’s reviews and referrals. Look to see if they not only have reviews and how they are rated but if they respond to their reviews and how they respond. Where and how many places do they have reviews? Have they gone to the trouble of providing customer referrals? What do their customers say?
Reviews and referrals tell a lot about the siding company. It’s a good place to get information about time management, communication, customer service and other aspects of the job besides the actual construction.
HRTI is proud to have a 4.8 star rating on Google and Houzz.
Experience – Your contractor should have a good deal of experience and a stellar reputation as a siding company. HRTI has been in business for over 50 years and has completed thousands of siding projects. We have expertise installing all types of siding from traditional wood to metal and vinyl, to engineered wood and fiber cement.
Not all siding types are the same and installation of vinyl siding is quite different from the installation of fiber cement siding. Be sure your contractor has experience with the type of siding you are interested in.
Portfolio of Work – Take a look at the siding contractor’s past work. Any siding company worth their salt should have photos of completed projects they are happy to show off. Please review HRTI’s complete gallery of completed projects.
Detailed, Written Contract – The contract should be specific including a start and end date for the siding replacement, the materials to be used, how to deal with changes in scope of work, how to maneuver issues should they arise, who will run things with insurance, if necessary, who handles getting building permits, who is responsible for site cleanup, and more.
Labor and Materials Warranties – It is important to have a warranty on both the product you choose and labor and installation. Many manufacturers will offer a warranty on the product, but be sure your contractor offers a warranty on labor and installation as well. A shoddy installation may void the warranty the manufacturer provides. HRTI provides a warranty on both our labor and installation.
Contractor Location – Be sure your contractor is local. HRTI is locally owned and operated right here in beautiful Greenwood Village, Colorado. We service all the neighboring cities and neighborhoods of Centennial, Homestead, Willow Creek, Fox Ridge, Hunters Hill, Walnut Hills, Denver, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Golden, Lakewood, Arvada, Castle Rock, Evergreen, Boulder, Englewood, Wheat Ridge, Morrison, Cherry Hills, Lone Tree, Castel Pines, Homestead, Cherry Hills Village, Stapleton, and so many more.
Siding Brands and Products Used – Siding is a big investment in your home. It is important to work with a siding company that has many superior options to choose from in terms of style, color, and material.
It is also important to work with a contractor who will work with you to determine the best material for your home and your situation.
At HRTI, we install only the highest quality fiber cement siding, engineered wood siding, vinyl siding, and metal siding available and will help you decide what substrate to use, if necessary.
We are well qualified and have highly trained technicians skilled in installing all styles including board and batten and plank in any lay out. We work with brands such as James Hardie, LP SmartSide, DiamondKote, Mastic, Alside Prodigy, and Alcoa.
Remember when looking for a reputable siding company do your research, get multiple estimates, always sleep on your decision, never pay everything upfront, and trust your intuition. You will make the right decision and go with the right contractor.